The Government has confirmed that Sheffield city centre will be directly connected to HS2 and Sheffield Midland Station. This follows a campaign led by Sheffield’s business community and the local media to move the proposed HS2 station from Meadowhall to the city centre because of its greater economic impact..
High Speed Rail (HSR) will bring improved connectivity between major cities outside of London and we believe it is critical to achieving long term, sustainable economic growth in the city region. HS2 will run from London to Birmingham, then on to Manchester and Leeds, calling at Sheffield. This will reduce Sheffield’s journey times to London by 40 minutes.
Building of the new line will begin in 2017 with Sheffield City Region’s phase currently due to start in the 2020s.
Sheffield will also benefit from the development of Northern Powerhouse Rail, which will reduce journey times to Leeds and Manchester to under 30 minutes, opening up new labour markets and expanding business opportunities.
Sheffield City Region is preparing a growth strategy to ensure the city region maximises the economic opportunities and impact of HS2. As part of this Sheffield City Council is leading on masterplanning for Sheffield Midland to ensure that by the time HS2 and NPR arrive in Sheffield, the station offers a first class point of arrival and acts as a catalyst for growth and regeneration in the city.
Sheffield City Council’s response to the 2016 consultation on the route through South Yorkshire can be downloaded on this page, along with previous reports that set out the economic case for a city centre station.
Sheffield City Council’s response to this consultation can be downloaded on this page, along with previous reports that set out the economic case for a city centre station.